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I'm a recent gradate of a dual degree program, from which I got my bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard College and my master's degree from the New England Conservatory. I also invested a lot of time into the arts at Harvard: from orchestras to social/performance art to sculpture. I'm an obsessive reader and am always looking for book recommendations!

I tutor a variety of subjects, which reflects my general interest in learning, as well as my philosophy on successful tutoring experiences. I think one of the biggest barriers to learning is having enthusiasm for a subject, and more generally, being open to being enthusiastic about learning. Thus, my tutoring strategies are first and foremost about helping a student expand their capacity for growth. The best way for a specific student to learn to study, to enjoy studying, to study efficiently, and to learn material quickly and accurately requires a targeted, individualized, empathetic approach. I always aim to make a tutoring session as positive an experience as possible!

I'm especially comfortable tutoring math, chemistry, and standarized tests, but I am also really enjoying tutoring reading, writing, and other sciences.

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Ryan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Harvard College - Bachelor in Arts, Chemistry and Physics; secondary concentration in Music

Graduate Degree: New England Conservatory - Masters, Violin Performance

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 36

ACT English: 36

ACT Math: 36

ACT Reading: 36

ACT Science: 36

Hobbies

violin, music, writing, movies, running


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I think one of the biggest barriers to learning is having enthusiasm for a subject, and more generally, being open to being enthusiastic about learning. Thus, my tutoring strategies are first and foremost about helping a student expand their capacity for growth. The best way for a specific student to learn to study, to enjoy studying, to study efficiently, and to learn material quickly and accurately requires a targeted, individualized, empathetic approach. I always aim to make a tutoring session as positive an experience as possible!

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would first discuss the student's goals: what material the student wants to learn, as well as their goals for learning how to study. I would next have a discussion with them about how they go about solving a specific problem. I'd next watch the student work through problems, to best diagnose how I can help them.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I think one of the biggest barriers to learning is having enthusiasm for a subject, and more generally, being open to being enthusiastic about learning. The best way to help a student become independent is to help them get excited about learning how to learn.


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